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11th August 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made night raids on Ruhr towns of Krefeld, Rheydt and Munchen-Gladbach. Rotterdam docks also attacked.

Russian Front, Moscow reports referred to fighting in Uman area, in Southern Ukraine. The Wehrmacht claimed to have advanced to within 40 miles of Black Sea port of Nikolaiev. The Wehrmacht thrusts east of Lake Ladoga and in Estonia were halted. Red Air Force destroyed important bridge over Danube, cutting communication between Bucharest and Black Sea ports. Night raid on Berlin.

In Africa, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) made very heavy attack on Benghazi during night of 10-11 August 1941. Fleet Air Arm attacked Bardia and Tripoli.

In the Mediterranean, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombed chemical works at Cotrone, South Italy, and military buildings at Cariati. Enemy collier is sunk off Lampedusa. Fleet Air Arm sank ship in Syracuse harbour and bombed Gerbini aerodrome.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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